The Hut People *

The Hut People *

18th January 2021

THIS GIG HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2020

All tickets for the original date are valid for this new one. Ticket holders requiring refunds should contact the Box Office on 01206 500900 / ticketing@colchesterartscentre.com



“The only band to have been asked back 11 years consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the most entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.

Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

Always rebooked and always talked incredibly highly of, we have no doubt The Hut People are one of the top-class, most-entertaining and musically brilliant acts on the circuit; it’s no wonder audiences keep coming back year after year!

“a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious…
"Their own tunes are remarkable for their inspiration... Throughout, the music is full of life, designed to raise a smile" RnR

"There's so much going on that you hear something new each time it is played. Sam Pirt's accordion leads all the tunes, whilst percussionist extraordinaire Gary Hammond provides an amazing array of textures and colours. Remarkable" THE LIVING TRADITION

“The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this year’s bashes, their infectious ‘World Folk’ will surely be winning them many new fans” SONGLINES

“This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music.”
THE SCOTSMAN

YouTube Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMWlCU2WpRU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMhRsoCjfrM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ZwCtq7pG4

Support...

Capstan Full Strength have been singing songs of the sea, land and work since 1998. Founded at Ipswich Maritime Festival by two salty landlocked pirates - Adrian Brown along with the late Chris Gorniak, ‘Capstan’ have been entertaining audiences at Maritime festivals and sailing events throughout Europe, including France, Holland, Poland, Norway and Ireland and the UK.

With a powerful ‘broadside’ of sound, Capstan offer incredible volume coupled with amazing harmonies.The current line up is six crew members; each with a wide repertoire of traditional songs.

Three of the members are virtuoso squeezebox players and often accompany the songs with nautical and traditional folk tunes.

Tickets £8 / £7 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.

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